18 Jul '11, 6am

Blood-sucking bugs re-emerge in Vietnam capital

Blood-sucking bugs re-emerge in Vietnam capital

HANOI - The Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources recently uncovered blood-sucking bugs in at least seven places in Ha Noi's inner districts including Ha Dong, Thanh Xuan and Gia Lam thanks to local resident reports. According to the head of the institute's Entomology Department, Truong Xuan Lam, around 30-50 bugs, similar to ones found in the city and northern provinces last year, had been found at each location. Lam confirmed that the latest batch of bugs appeared to be much more aggressive than those previously found. People who had been bitten by the bugs had visited doctors complaining that they felt itchy and in pain due to their swollen bite marks, and some even had high temperatures, days after being bitten, Lam said. Nguyen Van Lenh, an inn resident near the Ha Noi Obstetrics Hospital on De La Thanh Street, situated in Dong Da District, was bitten for the ...

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